Reports state that the food manufacturing company, Ok Foods, Inc., is recalling at least 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken after metal pieces were found in the products, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday.
The food firm received five complaints and an internal investigation revealed that the metal came from a conveyor belt in one of its factories.
The affected ready-to-eat (RTE) food items were reportedly produced from December 19, 2016 to March 7, 2017 and then were subsequently shipped to retailers across the United States.
The number P-7092 is printed inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The issue was discovered on March 21, 2017 after the firm received five consumer complaints stating that they found metal objects in the ready-to-eat chicken products and by FSIS inspection personnel during verification activities.
There have been no reports of any illness or adverse effects due to the consumption of the affected products. However, if anyone who has consumed the product is concerned about their health then they should get in touch with a healthcare provider.
The first five products in the list of 20 products in the recall were made for Smart Foods4Schools.
This is a Class I recall and the USDA states that “this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The firm has asked the consumers that if they have brought the said products between the aforementioned manufacturing dates then they should either throw the products or return them to the store they bought the product from.